Prejudice is due to ignorance

I have never been as touched as I was on Wednesday by the article on albinism, "Don't call me umlungu, because it really hurts", by Charles Masango, right, school pupil from Mpumalanga. I would like to encourage him and tell him that he is no different from anyone else, though he might be misunderstood because of his skin colour - which is of no significance.

I have never been as touched as I was on Wednesday by the article on albinism, "Don't call me umlungu, because it really hurts", by Charles Masango, right, school pupil from Mpumalanga. I would like to encourage him and tell him that he is no different from anyone else, though he might be misunderstood because of his skin colour - which is of no significance.

He should consider himself lucky because those people who are ostracising him are actually causing him to be noticed and treated with respect by those who understand the condition.

Keep your head up Masango and use to your advantage media such as Sowetan to educate the uneducated.

People must be made to realise that they are ignorant about the difficulty of other people's lives. They must be taught to treat all human beings the same. We are all here to stay, whatever condition we find ourselves in - whether black or white, it's just colour.Lerotla Riba, Duduza

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